Monday, April 18, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Atrocities against Dalits on rise in NDA rule : RJD

Atrocities against Dalits on rise in NDA rule : RJD
PTI | 10:04 PM,Apr 17,2011

Patna, Apr 17 (PTI) The opposition RJD today slammed the NDA
government for the alleged rise in attacks on dalits in Bihar citing
the recent report of arson at Harchanda village in Darbhanga district
as the latest instance."The dalits are being attacked and traumatised
by influential people right under the nose of the NDA government," RJD
Chief General Secretary and Rajya Sabha MP Ram Kripal Yadav told
reporters here after returning from Harchanda village.The dalits of
Harchanda village were living in constant fear of those people who
torched their houses a fews days ago and broke the statute of the
dalit icon B R Ambedkar and vandalised a temple, he said.The police
have not arrested the real perpetrators even though the number of
dalits, arrested and booked under various provisions of the law was
high, Yadav said.State RJD President Ramchandra Purve has demanded a
compensation of Rs. five lakh each to the aggrieved dalit families and
adequate security to them, besides repair of damaged Ambedkar's
statute and dalit's temple, besides the arrest of attackers and their
time-bound prosecution.The RJD will launch a statewide agitation soon
if the state government failed to accept their demands, he said. PTI

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